So. . . we’ve been here what. . 2 weeks? 99% of the boxes are unpacked. We ordered a new bedroom set and a new couch from Ashley’s Furniture and it will be here 9/13/07. We’ve gone grocery shopping I know where 10 different Starbucks’ are and I successfully transferred to one in Oceanside (4 miles away). We have a Ralphs and and Albertsons right across the street, there are day spas and nail places around. I know where the Target and Wally World is, the Bed Bath and Beyond, the Linens and things, Lowes, Home Depot we even have a water park called WAVE a couple miles away from us. Opened only during the summer months and the weekends during September, but its still there. I know how to get to the mall the movie theatre and I know which way is north and south and east and west I can even get myself to my in-laws house on my own now.
I updated all my information for some places to submit myself for TV/Film and commercials and print work and theatre and I’ve hung pictures on the wall of my friends and family. I contacted my manager at Global One and they are glad I’m back in the area and ready to go out and audition again. I called my old agent, whom I haven’t spoken to since jan/feb this year to ask if they still wanted to represent me, they were patient while I was in school and would call and check in to see if I wanted to go out and audition but we all know how strict PCPA was and how disciplined I needed to make myself to get up and go to school instead of ditch and go to an audition. My agent has picked up other clients within my market and does not want there to be a conflict of interest when sending their client out by representing me. I am okay with this. They were good to me when I lived here, and were patient when I asked to be inactive. It’s now up to me with the help of Global One to find new representation. All though we all know the goal is to be with CAA (Creative Artists Agency) there are steps I need to take.
I need to make sure I’m at the top of my game as far as my market goes, my look my skills etc
I joined Curves. In my life I have tried the following Nutritional Programs and Fad Diet Pills (in no particular order):
* South Beach Diet
* Weight Watchers
* Slim Fast
* Trim Spa
* Rapid (something) with Hoodia
* Green Tea Tablets
Gyms I’ve gone to:
* Pismo Beach Athletic Club
* Kennedy Club Fitness
* 24 Hour Fitness
* Randy Bear
* Jon Trainer (Okerblom)
* Michael (something)
* Jeremy (something)
* John (something)
Why I remember these names I have no idea. . .
so NOW, I’m going to try Curves. Tomorrow I talk to them about their programs as far as food goes. She said they have a couple and they can talk to me about my goals so they get me on the right program and I’m going to try it. The difference for me is feeling that now it is a necessity. That for a while my appearance was acceptable to all and that’s fine and they think I’m pretty, or curvy, or rubenesque (sp?), or gorgeous but did it get me the kind of work I wanted? Nope. What will? perhaps a different kind of confidence. A different kind of energy, a different goal, a different drive a better reason to get up. Maybe the stakes are higher now, or my intentions are clearer, or where I am in life and where I have been are all adding up to now and I finally get it. Well, maybe at least I think I get it.
After I talk with Curves girls tomorrow, and they are closed monday I will go in next tue/thur/sat
They want 3 days 30 minutes a day. When i went yesterday my heart rate definately got up there and today i’m sore. On my other days I think I’ll go swimming in our pool, or for a walk with Cleveland or do my windsor pilates. I’m thinking about finding a dance studio to take some more ballet classes at to keep on top of my basic skills etc and I’ve been throwing around the idea of taking a new style of martial arts. All in all, I think this will all be good.
I may even take pictures and post them – MAYBE. For some reason if I post pics then the stakes get higher for me and you to see a difference. And I want to journal about how i feel, and any changes in inches I lose and what not. I don’t know if i’ll do that journalling here, but I will for sure post updates, maybe even measurements – again it ups the stakes. And if I have more people out there who know about it, then they may be in support of me.
Houston there is no problem, but we are altering our approach.